I recieved this letter:
Pursuant of Revised Code of Washington 4.24.230, URBAN OUTFITTERS may consider moving forward with a statutory civil damages claim against you.
We ask that you settle this matter by making payment to us in the amount of $150.00 within 20 days of the date of this letter. Upon receipt of full payment and clearance of funds, you will recieve a written release of the statutory civil "penalty" claim.
I was never arrested for the crime and I don't have a criminal history, this was my first offense ever. I'm a great student in high school. I know that just because I pay it doesn't mean I can't be charged with a criminal prosecution. My question is: What is the probability that I will be prosecuted? Will I have to go to court? Will there be a record of this in my file?At the time I was caught I asked the store associate if there was going to be a criminal record for me. She told me that if I gave her the correct information (name, address, etc) that there wouldn't be. The police was not called when I was there. She called my dad and he gave verbal permisson for them to let me go. She handed me a paper saying that I would get this letter in the mail later.